Cabernet Sauvignon

Last year in April, I attended a wine tasting event in support of APAIT, the company my brother works at and his campaign to raise funds for a mobile testing unit #ACCESSStoSTATUS for HIV testing in Los Angeles with my sister. Hosted at Knoll in Santa Monica, I was falling in love with the realm of furniture design while having a glass of wine in my hands. After browsing through the gallery, I found myself engulfed in the book “Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman” by Brian Lutz. What enticed me was Eero Saarinen’s bold concept of modernism in furniture design, and I soon realized that his work was taken into production by Knoll and became an influence for many, if not all, the pieces I loved at Knoll.

While I was attending the event, I had asked my sister to shoot my outfit of the day, making today’s post “Cabernet Sauvignon,” a lost collective. As the dress code was business casual, I wanted “Cabernet Sauvignon” to be chic, clean, and effortless. I kept “Cabernet Sauvignon” monochromatic, playing only with white and black. Starting at the top of my outfit, I chose a loose blouse with detailed lining from Forever 21 to tuck into Dailylook’s Twisted High Low skirt in black. I finished the look with a watch from Anne Klein, black strappy heels which were also from Dailylook, and triangle earrings.

If you haven’t been following me since I had started the Crystal Avenue, April 2nd also marks my sister’s birthday. Before I end this post, I wanted to put one more picture that was taken by one of my brother’s co workers and give her a shout out on my blog as she is responsible for numerous shoots that I post on the Crystal Avenue.

Michelle, thank you very much for everything you do for me. Not only do I appreciate you taking the time to shoot and edit photographs for me, I am very thankful to have your support and big sister advice with life’s tribulations. For everyone else who has read this far on my blog, stop by her website or instagram and wish her a happy birthday. I will see you all again soon.

Photography by Chelle Nguyen

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